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Presentation delivered to the English 104 class at Victor Valley College.

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  • English 104 Critical Thinking and Composition
  • Course Objectives  To expand upon what you learned in previous English courses  To prepare you for university-level writing  To help you to:  Write a well-reasoned, organized argumentative essay  Critically evaluate college-level material  Identify common fallacies in logic  Recognize a writer’s assumptions  Distinguish between fact and opinion
  • Argumentative Essay  Also known as:  Persuasive Essay  Position Essay  Analytical Essay  Critical Analysis  Any essay requiring a central thesis statement accompanied by supporting evidence is an argumentative essay.  Why is this important?  One of the most common forms of writing at universities.  PhD: Obtaining a doctorate will likely require you to write what is essentially a book-length argumentative essay.  Hopefully, this class will help you to think critically about certain issues and to better defend your position and persuade others that your opinion is correct.
  • Grading • Class composed of three main topics: Language, Morality, and Gender. We’ll be examining essays and watching videos about these topics.  See ‘Essays and Grading’ handout for more information